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Having begun playing cricket at the age of seven, Sam Harper has quickly developed into a strong state and national level player, having risen through the ranks of the Victorian Pathway program.

Originally from Eildon Park CC (Ferntree Gully) and Caulfield (VSDCA), Sam played U14, U16 and U18 Pathways for the Outer East Metro, combining wherever possible games for Melbourne and Yarra Valley GS in the AGS competition.

Sam has represented Victoria at U17, U19 and Futures League levels and played for the Australian U19s in the 2015 series against England in Perth.

At only 18 years of age and while completing his VCE at Yarra Valley Grammar, Sam was rewarded for his hard work with a Bushrangers rookie contract for 2015-16.

Sam will also compete in the 2015/16 Big Bash League with the Melbourne Stars after being last season’s development rookie.

“It’s super exciting to have the opportunity to continue learning from players that I’ve looked up to for a long time now including our new captain David Hussey,” Harper said. “I’m looking forward to developing my game, learning more about T20 cricket and if the opportunity arises, I’ll be ready to take it with both hands.”

In Sam’s spare time he enjoys playing guitar or a round of golf with friends, spending quality time with his family and can be found at church on Friday nights.

2014 – 2015 Highlights

2014-15 – 1sts – 12 / 235 runs @ 26.11, HS 89 v Carlton  24ct/3st

2014-15 – Vic U19s – 5 / 130 runs @ 21.67, HS 60 v NSW, 4ct/2st

2014-15 – Vic FL – 2 / 98 runs @ 24.50, HS 47, 6ct/1st

2014-15 – Aust U19s – 5 / 94 runs @ 23.50, HS 67, 2ct/1st

2014-15 – YVGS – 2 / 129 runs @ 64.50, HS 99

 

2013 – 2014 Highlights

2013-14 – 2nds – 12 / 225 runs @ 22.50, HS 52 v MT, 16ct/1st

2013-14 – Vic U17s – 5 / 343 runs @ 85.75, HS 112 v Qld & 109 v WA

2013-14 – U18 Pathway – 1 / 11 runs @ 11.00, HS 11

2013-14 – YVGS – 8 / 379 runs @ 54.14, HS 129 v Marc & 117 v IGS

 

2008 – 2013 Highlights

2012-13 – 2nds – 12 / 258 runs @ 28.67,  HS 96 v FE (QF) 16ct/0st. – 93* v CM (SF)

2012-13 – U16 Pathway, 5 / 214 runs @ 42.80, HS 90

2012-13 – Vic U17s, 5 / 49 runs @ 8.17, HS 28

2011-12 – 3rds – 7 / 98 runs @ 19.60, HS 37* v Prah 6ct/0st

2011-12 – U16 Pathway – 5 / 146 runs @ 36.50, HS 42

2010-11 – Caulfield 2nds

2010-11 – U16 Pathway – 5 / 115 runs @ 23.00, HS 43

2009-10 – Caulfield – 2nds/3rds & Eildon Park U15s

2009-10 – U14 Pathway – 4 / 37 runs @ 12.33, HS 29

2008-09 – Caulfield 3rds

2008-09 – U14 Pathway – 5 / 54 runs @ 13.50, HS 28

 

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